We are delighted to invite you to the Management of Library Associations (MLAS) conference in Kazakhstan on May 29-31, 2024. We hope to see many of you in Astana, Kazakhstan!

Title of the conference: Connect, Collaborate, Create: Advancing Library Associations and Partnerships to Future-proof our Profession

The Nazarbayev University Library, in collaboration with IFLA Management of Library Associations and with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan, cordially invite library associations, library and information professionals, researchers, and practitioners, as well as students to the 13th Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC). Representatives from medical, special and public libraries are also welcome to attend.

Management of Library Associations of IFLA

The Management of Library Associations of IFLA is delighted to collaborate with the Nazarbayev University Library and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan to present a joint conference. The goal is to bring information, experiences and recommendations to contribute to strengthen library associations worldwide.

Here are MLAS themes of the conference:

  • Information Integrity; 
  • library advocacy;
  • library association’s financial sustainability; 
  • library associations’ strategic forecasting; 
  • library association membership management. 

 Keynote Speakers:

  • Sherri Aldis, Director, United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels, UN Department of Global Communications
  • Ismail Serageldin, Co-Chair of the Board of Nizami  Ganjavi International Center (NGIC), Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, Former VP of the World Bank
  • Professor Judy Broady-Preston, Professor Emerita, Aberystwyth University
  • Emily Drabinski, President American Library Association
  • Gaziza Nurgalieva, Director of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Eurasian Academic Libraries Conference (EALC)

The EALC 2024 is intended to become a platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experience of academic librarians. The role of a modern academic library is constantly evolving and expanding. Technology advancements continue to influence academic libraries and the educational environment, and with this, there are new expectations and challenges for our profession and library service. AI is a major and exciting development, and we are again witnessing a significant change. The 2024 EAL Conference is a forum to share experiences and practical solutions, discuss professional topics and support each other. As librarians, we must remain flexible and receptive to new advancements to future-proof our profession and benefit our customers. It is essential that we collaborate, connect, and form partnerships to attain our collective goals.

Conference website: https://nu.kz.libguides.com/ealc2024/home

Management of Library Associations (MLAS) extend our invitation to potential sponsors as exhibitors. As an exhibitor, you will enjoy exposure and direct marketing opportunities with practitioners and decision-makers in the field. Exhibitors may choose from different sponsorship packages: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities, please visit the EALC 2024 Sponsors page. 

Important links:

Here is the conference website: https://nu.kz.libguides.com/ealc2024/home

Visit Kazakhstan: https://visitastana.kz/en/information/tourist-memo/

Astana Tourist Attractions

Visas info: https://visitastana.kz/en/information/tourist-memo/visa-to-kazakhstan/

Conference Registration: https://nu.kz.libguides.com/ealc2024/register

For further inquiries, contact [email protected]